Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Alcides Rodriguez is a product of the system

The ASO clarinetist praises el Sistema for giving him a life beyond Venezuela

by Mark Gresham | 7 Jun 2011, Creative Loafing

Alcides Rodriguez arrives exactly on time — to the minute. Neatly attired in a solid soft-blue dress shirt and slacks, his stride exudes relaxed confidence. A 34-year-old bass clarinetist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 2005, Rodriguez has instrument case in hand, ready for a rehearsal that begins in an hour and a half on the Symphony Hall stage. • READ MORE in Creative Loafing

photo credit: Nick Arroyo